Former Most Valuable Player (MVP) Cody Bellinger, 28, of the Chicago Cubs, has made the perfect comeback and is on the verge of a mega-contract.
Bellinger was named the National League Player of the Month on Wednesday, Major League Baseball announced. The American League honored Shohei Ohtani, 29.
This is the first time Bellinger has won the award since 2019, when he was named National League MVP. It’s his second career award.
Previously, in April, Bellinger won the National League Player of the Week award for the first time in four years. Bellinger’s perfect four-year resurgence.메이저놀이터
In 26 games over the past month, Bellinger batted .400 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs, 22 runs scored, 40 runs batted in, a .432 slugging percentage and a 1.122 OPS.
In his first two games of the month, Bellinger has continued his momentum from last month, batting .400 with one home run and a 1.115 OPS.
In 77 games this season, Bellinger is batting .316 with 16 home runs, 50 doubles, 59 RBIs, 93 runs scored, a .368 OPS and a .909 slugging percentage.
Of course, his batting numbers pale in comparison to his 2019 season, when he was still reeling off MVP honors. Back then, Bellinger hit 47 homers, 115 RBIs, and a 1.035 OPS in 156 games.
But Bellinger has steadily shown signs of life since the beginning of this season, and last month he signaled that he’s back to full strength.
As a result, Bellinger could be in line for a big-money contract this winter after being released by the Los Angeles Dodgers last year.